Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Larry Van Aalst talks with Jesse Katz

Jesse Katz - Founder and Winemaker, Devil Proof Vineyard

Jesse comes to his new venture with some impressive credentials. Having worked for some impressive properties, and being part of a family known world wide for it's involvement in the wine/vineyard industry, The new Devil Proof  wines are what he says are the best he has ever done. We talk about starting a big venture at such a young age, and the costs and benefits of being one of the new wave of Winemakers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Larry Van Aalst talks to Dan Berger

 Dan Berger - Wine Columnist, Vintage Experiences 

Respected Wine Author, Judge, and the Director of the new Dan Berger Wine Competition, Dan talks to us about what's the newest in the world of wine. We touch on the Dr. Richard Peterson book, Winemaker and get a look at what the 2016 vintage may be like.

Also on the show, A recap of The North Coast Wine Challenge, perhaps the Best of the Best Wine Competition in California. The event, put on by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Larry Van Aalst talks with Darren LaShelle & Cyrille Hanson

One of only a few PBS auctions in the U.S. featuring wine as the theme. The KRCB Wine Auction takes place in April this year, and runs for two weekends. Managing Senior Producer, Darren LaShelle has a monumental job with a live TV format. Your chance to bid on some unique items is just around the corner as the wineries in Northern California make available some special lots, not normally seen. Winery stays, special bottles, tours, lunches and dinners, are just some of the things up for bid. Tune to KRCR in The Bay Area, or check in on the internet to support  PBS, and find a treasure for yourself.

 Cyrille Hanson - Manager/Buyer, Wilibees Wines & Spirits

Cyrille is the Wine Buyer for Wilibees, one of the most fashionable places for your wine, bar, and market  needs. When you are in The Northern California Wine Country, check out Wilibees for tastings, education, food events and a most impressive staff. With locations in both Petaluma, and Santa Rosa, you will find a specialty market that is beyond compare. We talk with Cyrille about the workings of a high end retail outlet, and her choices for some of the best wines around.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3/16 Larry Van Aalst talks to Aaron Costa & Dan Barwick

Aaron Costa - President, Healdsburg Vino Tours

If you are coming to Sonoma, and looking for a great tour and Tour Guide, look no farther. Aaron Costa the principle in Healdsburg Vino Tours, is the newest, and one of the best in the business. New to the tour game, but not new to wine, Aaron will arrange everything for you, and customize your day to your specifications. We talk about the best of time in the Wine Country, and give tips on what you should ask for to have a perfect day.

Dan Barwick - Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery

One of the biggest supporters of CRN in all of Sonoma County, Dan is a regular guest on The Sonoma Report. Mike Horn of the What's Cookin Today Show, is a big fan of the wines Dan produces at Paradise Ridge Winery. With a large assortment of award winning wines, and one of the most beautiful spots in the county, Paradise Ridge is a "must visit" when in Sonoma County. We talk about the recent releases, and the outlook for the 2016 vintage.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3/2 Larry Van Aalst talks to Lee Hodo & Neil Bernardi

A veteran in the wine business, Lee is also the owner of Four Tier Communications. We talk about the newest trends in wine and in specific, the Toad Hollow portfolio.

Neil works with the Migration label. A busy life as a young father, and his duties at Duckhorn, he is also a Professional Wine Judge. We talk about the responsibilities involved in working for a business with world wide recognition, and what he thinks may happen with the 2016 vintage.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2/17 Larry Van Aalst talks with Beth Costa & Miro Tcholakov

Beth Costa -  Executive Director, The Wine Road 

As the Executive Director of The Wine Road, Beth is in charge of  the most events ever this year. The biggest event by far, The Wine Road Barrel Tasting to be held the first two weekends in March. The largest tasting  in the world, Wine Road will bring together tasters and principles in Sonoma County.  We talk about the best way to approach the event, and Beth's ideas about a perfect weekend.

Miro Tcholakov - Winemaker, Trentadue Winery

Mr. Tcholakov is always on the go. Deeply involved in Rhone wines and sitting on boards and panels all over, the Wine Road Barrel Tasting is one more of the things on Miro's mind. We talk about the new vintages, the 2016 possibilities and the recent awards won at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2/3 Larry Van Aalst talks with Katie Wetzel Murphy & Jennifer Higgins

Katie Wetzel Murphy - Owner & Brand Ambassador, Alexander Valley Vineyards 

Alexander Valley Vineyards began in 1962, located in the heart of the Alexander Valley, it is known for a wide variety of award winning wines. Katie is Owner/Brand Ambassador, and has wide ranging responsibilities . We talk about the winery, taste some of the new releases, and find out about a very special winery event coming up in the near future.

Jennifer Higgins - Winemaker, Lambert Bridge Winery 

After a very impressive background in the industry including stints at Simi, Clos du Bois, and Lancaster, Jennifer has found a home at Lambert Bridge Winery.  Producing some of the finest wines in Sonoma County. Lambert Bridge is located in a beautiful spot just outside of Healdsburg California. We try the wines, and talk about the outlook for the 2016 vintage.